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.s. consulate in libya. is the confusion becoming a political liability? and mitt romney says he has a little secret. you're going to hear him predict he'll win a state most experts think is safely in president obama's column. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we're down to just 39 days until the presidential election. in about 20 minutes the president begins a series of fundraisers right here in washington. those are the only public events on his calendar today. yet this is the same day the president didn't have time for a face-to-face meeting with the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu who's in new york. instead they spoke by phone. here's cnn's white house correspondent dan lothian. dan. >> reporter: wolf, the white house always stresses that the president and prime minister netanyahu are in touch frequently. they downplay any daylight between the two leaders. but they didn't meet face-to-face this week. and so one phone call is getting a lot of attention. president obama and prime minister netanyahu attended the united nations general assembly in new york, but a
and mitt romney both in the key state of virginia yesterday. you can all relax because everything, once again is all right with the world. those good regular union refs are back on the job. they came out last night for the ravens/browns game up in baltimore. no more lingerie league rejects out on the field. how about it. okay. that and a whole lot more here on today's "full court press." but first the latest, today's current news update from lisa ferguson in los angeles. good morning. >> hey bill, good morning everyone. mitt romney is all over the map again today with a rally in pennsylvania and then a fund-raiser in massachusetts. his campaign has another $5 million after last night's fund-raiser in d.c. where romney explained his five steps to take america back. the first of which is to produce more oil and natural gas. >> romney: we have the capacity if we can take advantage of it and we build that pipeline from canada that we will do if i have to do it myself. >> other steps include promoting trade and putting s
the president to help gop nominee mitt romney, mr. netanyahu has said his actions are not tied to the u.s. political calendar. the white house downplays any friction between the two leaders and brushes aside criticism that there was no face-to-face meeting. >> the president has met with and spent time on the phone with prime minister netanyahu more than with any leader since he took office. and that is reflective of the importance of and the closeness of the relationship between the united states and israel. >> reporter: the white house would not say if the two leaders talked about the so-called red line, which of course is a key issue. and no specifics on how they will stop iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. but they did agree to "continue their regular consultations on this issue." wolf. >> dan lothian reporting from the white house. thank you. mitt romney also spoke by phone today with the prime minister. the call came while romney was at the philadelphia airport after making several campaign stops in pennsylvania. that's a state most political experts don't think he'll win. but a
mitt romney will speak with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu at some point today. president obama has taken heavy criticism not meeting with netanyahu while he was in the states to visit the general assembly. he drew a line making a case that iran is reaching nuclear point of no return but netanyahu laid out his vision for peace in the region. >> we want to see the three great religions that sprang fourth from our region, judaism, christianity and islam coexist in peace and mutual respect. yet the medieval forces of rad call islam who you saw storming american embassies of the middle east, they oppose this. they seek supremacy over all muslims. martha: david lee miller live at the united nations. david, what has been the reaction to that speech? >> reporter: martha one thing worth noting soon after prime minister netanyahu spoke mitt romney issued a statement essentially endorsing and echoing the remarks of the prime minister. romney joined the prime minister's call for a middle east progress of peace and he joined the call to prevent what he called the gravest threat. by th
, journal @c-span.org. here's politte co-from a few days ago, the romney campaign, a problem with the "blame stream" media. it's one of the oldest tricks in the republican playbook in times of political crisis, blame the liberal main stream media. host: again, this is in politico this morning, as is this article, romney abandons blame the media strategy. and this is from yesterday evening, or yesterday afternoon. host: that's a little bit from that article in politico. we're going to begin with a call from kevin in stafford, virginia, on our republican line. kevin, good morning. you're first up. what do you think about media coverage of campaign 2012? caller: oh, it's biased. it totally leans against the republicans. one example is every day in "the washington post," whenever there is a picture printed of barack obama or mitt romney, the picture of barack obama always has that beautiful barack obama smile on it. it's the best picture they could find of barack. and then right below it, there will be a picture of mitt romney with a sneer and he's very angry, like he's yelling at a crowd. but w
nbc news wall street journal marist poll shows president obama leading mitt romney in new hampshire. they are neck in neck in nevada and carolina. nbc's steve handelsman has more. >> reporter: ten miles from the pentagon in springfield, virginia, mitt romney spoke to veterans blaming president obama for the agreement with republicans to slash defense spending if there's no budget deal by january 1st. >> and the idea of cutting our military commitment by a trillion dollars over this decade is unthinkable and devastating. >> reporter: romney's polls in this battleground state look potentially devastating. he's trailing by 3 to 7 p ers percent. romney backers like dave milne are worried. >> he has to get a little more fire in the belly. >> reporter: more romney the businessman suggests soccer mom monica camera. >> he needs to bring up the economy. >> reporter: president obama was in virginia pushing an elitist image of romney in a tv ad to run here putting faces on the 47% of americans romney says he sees as dependent on government. >> i see hard working virginians, i see students tryi
between the president and mitt romney. and we're looking through the eyes of the "saturday night live" crew. a special campaign edition later on in the show. first, let us get to the news live here at 5:30 a.m. at 30 rock in the center of new york city. we do begin with new developments out of libya. the a.p. reporting the u.s. state department is pulling more staffers out of its embassy in the capital of tripoli over security fears. the move is expected to be temporary until the security situation improves. the embassy was already operating with limited staff following the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi that left four americans dead. it is now been 17 days since that attack. sources say fbi agents sent to investigate the murders still have not been able to visit the actual scene of the crime due to security concerns. secretary of defense leon panetta yesterday said there was no doubt terrorists were responsible. >> as we determined the details of what took place there and how that attack took place that it became clear that there were terrorists who had planned that
its staff and embassy in libya's capit capital. >>> we just got word mitt romney will have a phone call conversation with benjamin netanyahu and so will president obama. it comes two days after president obama stood before the united nations and warned against a nuclear iran. yesterday, netanyahu underscored iran having a nuclear bomb and shrugged off. he said the world may be months away from the point of no return. >> where should a red line be drawn? a red line should be drawn right here. befo before, before iran completes the second stage of nuclear enrichment necessary to make a bomb. before iran gets to a point where it's a few months away or a few weeks away from amassing enough enriched uranium from making a nuclear weapon. >> mahmoud ahmadinejad accused israel of carrying out a campaign of ethnic cleansing. netanyahu fired back saying the state hood of palestinians cannot be resolved with quotes libelous speeches. >>> it's been 37 years since the body of jimmy hoffa went missing and now it may be found. crews went digging in detroit. this is a live picture. investigators w
, just now." [ male announcer ] muller. the european for yummy. [ mitt romney ] there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what... who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it... and they will vote for this president no matter what... and so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live and in hd, this is abc 11, on your side. >> we are on storm watch. storms have been moving through all evening. the storms have been rather slow moving and they have hammered s of our viewing area. bob ryan joins us now as he situation on radar. >> these storms have come through with some hail and the one-inch hail. since earlier today, that line come through. much of that heavier storms are the south. that while low area that is l
to head. as early voting begins, obama and romney adjust their closing arguments in the battleground of virginia. with up close and personal new ads before their big showdown next week. >>> inside job. tsa agents are supposed to screen your luggage. so, how did our stolen ipad end up in this officer's home? brian ross on hundreds of tsa officers caught red-handed. >>> and mona lisa mystery. you know the masterpiece. but could this be a second mona lisa? it was a claim that shocked the world today. so we put it to the test. >>> good evening. diane is on special assignment this thursday. we're going to tell you more about that in a bit. but we begin tonight with cyber warfare. the most extensive attack on american banks ever. launched from the middle east, happening right now. citigroup, bank of america, jpmorgan chase, wells fargo, u.s. bank corp and today, pnc. america's biggest banks, with millions of american families locked out of their accounts online. so, what does it mean for your money? who's behind it? how long has it been happening? officials across the government are tracki
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attacking mitt romney. analyst say the ads almost exclusively negative define romney as anti-auto bail ou, anti-woman, anti-middle class. and the number of ads was overwhelming. obama campaign ran twice as many l ads as romney and all of romney supporters combined. >> feeling on the part of the row romney camp they didn't have to do it. too early. not enough people paying attention. they would wait until the convention and afterward. >>reporter: political signest brady says obama campaign was helped out by romney miss step stepsism comments about the middle east. 47 percent comments. >>reporter: not played into the picture of romney obama campaign was trying to paper. there's one other big advantage to going early. as the air waves swing states became saturated with political ads now from both sides television stations are required to give the candidates discounted rate in the last 60 days before the election. if the discount apply only to candidates political parties and outside groups like super pack thief they are not entitled. "washington post"reports that in ohio 30 second sl
leading mitt romney in new hampshire. they're neck and neck in nevada and north carolina. tracie potts joins us in washington with more on this. good morning. >> reporter: as we've seen in polls earlier in the week, president obama seems to have a healthy lead in states like ohio and even florida. but in others, it's much closer. >> just getting elected will help. >> reporter: mitt romney's message to donors last night as polls show a tight race in nevada and north carolina. romney's only two points behind president obama there. but seven points behind in new hampshire. >> now your job is in danger. >> reporter: both sides came out swinging with new campaign ads thursday. >> if i could sit down with you in your living room or around the kitchen table, here's what i'd say -- >> reporter: what he said in virginia beach was something new, something he calls economic patriotism. >> an economic patriotism rooted in the belief that growing our economy begins with a strong and thriving middle class. >> reporter: romney also in virginia told veterans the nation's debt is more than just numbers
's election. he leads mitt romney in new hampshire. that's according to the latest nbc news/marist poll. he also has a 2% lead in nevada and north carolina. that's within the poll's margin of error, which is 3.1%. >>> president obama and mitt romney expected to call benjamin netanyahu today, who is in the united states right now. the president has been criticized for not meeting with the israeli prime minister. yesterday secretary of state hillary clinton sat down with him, though, in new york. >>> mitt romney will focus on fund-raising tonight. he hopes to bring in $7.5 million for his campaign at two events in the boston area. romney spent yesterday campaigning in northern virginia. he met with veterans and their families in springfield. romney trails the president in virginia in recent polls. he hopes next week's first presidential debate will give him some momentum going forward. >> you don't have a great opportunity with debates to talk about my vision, vision for the country. the president will talk about his. those who believe we want bigger government, more intrusive government, tri
weekend before president obama and mitt romney meet in denver for the first presidential debate. the economy is seen as a central issue of the economy. tara mergener has more on the story. >> good morning. lots of anticipation on this first presidential debate. just five days now until that first presidential debate. it is one of the last chances for them to sway the undecided voters. as the clock ticks down to election day, the presidential hopefuls are running at a furious pace -- >> thank you, thank you. >> and getting ready for the first debate, where the economy will be front and center, as it was on thursday in springfield, virginia, where mitt romney pounced. the commerce department lowered its latest estimate of economic growth. >> china is growing much faster than we. russia is growing faster than we. our economy needs to be reinvigorated. we cannot afford four more years like the last four years. >> in virginia beach, president obama pledged to create more jobs and to get the economy moving again in his next term. >> the truth is it will take a few more years to solve
street journal marist poll shows president obama leading mitt romney in new hampshire. the two, however, are neck in >> reporter: earlier this week we were reporting new numbers for ohio and florida where president obama had a lead. new polls tell us in some battleground states it's much closer. mitt romney's message to donors last night. romney is only two points behind president obama there, but seven points behind in new hampshire. >> now your job is in danger. >> reporter: both sides came out swinging with new campaign ads on thursday. >> if i could sit down around with you at your kitchen table, here is what i would say. >> reporter: something new called economic patriotism. >> an economic patriotism rooted in the belief that growing our economy begins with a strong and thriving middle class. >> romney saying the nation's debt is more than just paper. >> that is held by somebody. someone holds that. >> reporter: even supporters are split on how romney can win this race. >> he has to get a little more fire in the belly. >> he needs to stick be the facts. it's all about the economy.
was hanging around the nation's capital. he's got to host some fundraisers. meantime gop opponent mitt romney traveled to pennsylvania to try and sway voters there. romney continued to attack the lack of economic growth under president obama and how it may cause other countries to doubt our country. >> do you understand china's economy is growing at 7 or 8%. russia's economy is growing at 4% and our economy is growing at 1.3%? [ booing ] >> yeah. we're in a very different road than what i think the people of the road expected for the united states of america and if i'm elected president of this country, i will get us back on a road of growth and prosperity and strength. [ cheering and applause ] >> at a fundraiser president obama told his supporters that it will take more than one term for change to happen and he said ronnie's approach for writing off nearly half -- romney's approach for writing off nearly half of the nation will not do that. >>> we'd probably agree there's no good way to put down a sick animal and also there's some methods easier on the animals than other. drowning a sick an
in the very same states, president obamm and mitt romney are off pn different directiins. but as craig boswell reports, their paths will soon collide when they face off ii their 3 after racking up the miles in virginia and ohio over the past few days miit romney is in pennsylvania - tte firss stop there in more than 2 months but the message reeains the same. romney ssys: agenda today ii a fundraiser romneeycampaign issnot runniig ads in the keystooe state but the state's republican party is.gop ad says: "i'm the pennsylvanna has not been in the op presidential column in nearly a quarter century and president obama continues to lead theee. as for the bigger picture - a new fox news pool shows f the election were hell ttday 44- percent of likely voters would biden ttcket whhle 3 suppoot the romney - paul ryan team. obama says: "the question is who's plan issbetter for yoo." campaiin cash is on president obama''sagenda today fundraisers in and around waahington.boswell says (oncam tag): "mitt romney heads to booton for a fundraiser thhs evening hen the focus turns to deeate pr
the middle-class. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪ >>> startling new developments in the trial against the accused movie theater shooting in colorado james holmes. court documents released today reveal james holmes threatened an unidentified professor while he was still a student at the university of colorado. according to prosecutors, that professor reported the threats and holmes was banned from campus as a result. defense attorneys say those accusations of threats are false. >>> but police confirm today the gunman behind a deadly workplace shooting in minneapolis had been played off hours before opening fire. another person died today raising the death toll to six now which includes the shooter who took his own life. the company's founder was among the dead. >>> coming up on 9news arnold schwarzenegger promises to tell all in his new autobiography. >> what does maria think about the memoir and bringing this all up? >> i think maria is wishing me well with everything i do. >> more from the 60 minute intervie
obama and mitt romney will argue domestic issues next week. the obama campaign released a scathing commercial taking a shot at romney's remarks that 47% of americans don't pay income tax. >>> 47% of the people will vote for the people no matter what. they believe they are victims, they believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe they are entitled. >> romney put out two new ads. saying his policies will make life better for voters. susan mcginnis is in washington with all of this this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, terrell. romney is in pennsylvania today, not airing any ads in the state today. this is a state that hasn't supported a republican in nearly 25 years. apparently his visit, according to his aides talking privately is more about fund-raising to try to sort of slow the president's momentum with early voting in many areas under way. early voting began in iowa thursday morning and voters lined up to cast their ballots. president obama's team is feeling confident that most of these early votes will be for the president. >> this ma
and president bush had a very different judgment. >> reporter: mitt romney and president obama are no strangers to debates. combined participated in dozens of debates over the past two election cycles. a lot is at stake this wednesday in denver. >> i would put medicare and social security in a lock box. >> reporter: in 2000, algore held an 8 point lead over george bush before the first debate. right after his lead vanished, the two were tied at 43. this year, each side is making efforts to lower expectations. this memo obtained, is written by romney advisor, beth meyers, she talks glowingly about the president's debate record, siting where americans declared him the winner over john mccain each time. you make your opponent out to be unbeatable, regardless of what is said, you can declare a victory of sorts. >> how are the candidates getting ready for the weekend? >> reporter: there is going to be a lot of studying going this weekend, mitt romney is going back to boston, actually you might remember he has been getting ready with rob portman, playing the role of president obama and portman took
. >> absolutely. thank you, danella. >>> mitt romney will focus on foreign policy today. he'll speak by phone with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. this comes after netanyahu urged the general assembly to draw a red line to stop iran from having a nuclear weapon. the white house reiterated its commitment to preventing iran from building a nuclear bomb. romney says he stands by yet an ya hue on this issue. romney appears to have ground to make up in states that could make up this year's election. he trails the president in new hampshire. that's according to the latest nbc news/"the wall street journal" marist poll. they're also locked in a tight race in the battleground states of nevada and north carolina. the president leads his republican rival by seven points in new hampshire. he's ahead of north carolina by 2%. that's within the poll's margin of error, which is 3.1%. >>> and romney also trails in recent polls in virginia. the gop presidential nominee met with veterans and their families in springfield. he hopes next week's first presidential debate will give him some momentum goi
ahead to next week's first presidential debate. will it be make or break for mitt romney? we've got our political dream team of brokaw, gregory and todd all here to weigh in this morning. >>> all right. and then on thursday you'll remember david goggins kicked off his "guinness world record" attempts to do most powellups in 24 hours. well, there's been a significant develop overnight, and we will talk to david about it coming up. >>> but we want to begin with that deadly shooting at a business in minneapolis. nbc's kevin tibbles is there. kevin, good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, witnesses say the alleged 36-year-old shooter may have been fired from his job here at the accent sign company behind me yesterday morning. it turned an afternoon very tragic when he opened fire on fellow employees. by the time he was done, five were dead, including the shooter himself, who turned the gun on himself. a woman living near this sign company late thursday afternoon says one worker took shelter in her home for about 30 minutes. >> he came running up the side of the front, the garage and ask
mitt romney trying to slow the president's surge in pennsylvania. >> coaches for a youth football league accused tonight of offering players cash to injure players from opposing teams. we'll tell you what's going on. >>> investigators came up empty today in their quest to close the case of jimmy hoffa's disappearance. detectives dug around the house in the detroit area this morning but found no evidence of human remains. a witness says he saw a body buried at that location 35 years ago, the same night the teamsters boss disappeared. >>> remember the nfl's bounty gate scandal? now a kids league is facing similar allegations. >> coaches for a pop warner football team in orange county, california are accused of offering 10 and 11-year-old players cash in exchange for knocking opponents out of games. tonight the league president and head coach of the peewee red cobras were suspended, but the head coach insists the claims are nonsense. >> did you ever suggest or pay for a player to hurt a player on another team? >> absolutely not. i think that they're trumped up charges. i think john s
. the president has fund-raisers in washington. mitt romney will be in pennsylvania and massachusetts. and as abc's karen travers reports, both campaigns are sizing up the latest numbers on where they stand. >> reporter: there are two ways the presidential election can be viewed. one, american. one vote. that adds up on election day to the national popular vote. >> i think as you look at the national polls, i'm tied in the national polls. >> reporter: those national polls do show a dead-heat. neither candidate has been able to really open up and sustain a significant lead. but that's not how a presidential election is won. it all comes down to the electoral college. each state assigned a number of votes. the process became infamous during the 2000 race between george w. bush and al gore. gore won the popular vote. but bush won the electoral college after a bitter legal battle. so, the fight for the white house comes down to a handful of states where the candidates are focusing the bulk of their time and resources. ohio getting the most attention. frequent campaign stops and tons of television ads
's live shot. we'll try to get back to her. >>> now to decision 2012, and mitt romney will focus on foreign policy. he'll speak by phone with prime minister benjamin netanyahu. president obama is not meeting with the prime minister during his trip to the u.s., but secretary of state hillary clinton did sit down with him yesterday. also yesterday, netanyahu urged the u.n. general assembly to draw a red line to stop iran from developing a nuclear weapon. he warned the world may only have until next summer to stop iran. the white house reiterated its commitment to stop iran from building a nuclear bomb. he says he stands behind netanyahu on this issue. romney hopes to focus on fund-raising tonight and bring in $7.5 million during events in the boston area. he spent last night campaigning in northern virginia. he met with veterans and their families in springfield. romney trails the president in virginia in recent polls. he hopes next week's first presidential debate will give him some momentum going forward. >> you don't have an opportunity with debates to talk about my vision with
that mitt romney has tried to exploit. >> they have thrown israel under the bus. >> i have executed on my foreign policy, one that people largely agree with. so if governor mitt romney is suggesting we should start another war, he should say so. >>> tonight, hillary clinton is meeting with netanyahu, representing the president. it is still unclear how much of today's talk is aimed to do something talks have not achieved, get iran to negotiate >> all right, how close is iran to the point of no return? there is a big difference between american intelligence and israel's view, the u.s. feels there is at least a year, and no need to take action quickly. israel wants it to be quicker and for the u.s. to be involved. >>> meanwhile, on the campaign trail, the candidates were shadowing each other in a crucial swing state, this time, virginia, chief correspondent chuck todd has more. >> reporter: good evening, savannah, the presidential campaign, of course is focused on nine states where the polls are close. and every year, one state stands out from the rest, in 2000, it was florida, ohio, more an
to this hockey lockout. >>> it wasn't president obama and it wasn't mitt romney. but a presidential candidate did pack the house in oakland tonight. >> government's not supposed to be run like a business. >> yes, that is roseanne barr and she's laying out her platform to the people at oaksterdam. we asked her, is she serious? >>> also, cell phone video shows the midair meltdown that landed a model in jail. find out why passengers had their hands full for more than three hours. >>> these pictures are proof water once flowed on the red planet. we will tell you why. >>> we may have a little bit of water on that seven-day forecast. we'll be tracking our next chance of showers. right now it's all about the warmup inland temperatures on friday in the mid-90s, that's going to produce some poor air quality for this weekend. i'll let you know when we could hit 100 degrees coming up in a few. >>> new at 11:00 tonight from comedian to leader of the free world? a woman known for making people laugh is hoping you'll send her to the white house. roseanne barr is running for president, and pot is part of her pl
. >>> for the third day in a row, both president obama and mitt romney were campaigning in the very same state. today it was virginia, and that's one ever the states that will decide who wins in november. speaking of veterans at an american legion post in springfield, they attacked proposed cuts to the defense budgets. >> and the idea of committing our military commitment by a trillion dollars is unthinkable. >> and according to a recent cbs news poll, president obama holds a 4-point advantage over romney. the president meantime spent his morning campaigning in virginia beach and he used romney's tax return to make his pitch to the middle class voters. >> my opponent thinks it's fair that somebody that makes $20 million a year, like him, pays a lower rate than a cop or a teacher who makes 50,000. [ cheers and applause ] >> don't move. vote. [ cheers and applause ] >> president obama won virginia back in '08, but that state had gone for republican candidates since the previous presidential election. >>> and, of course, there are six more days of campaigning left before president obama and mitt romney
deal. >>> the romney campaign's ramping up its ad spending in three key states ahead of next wednesday's first presidential debate. over the next week it'll spend about $2.5 million in ohio, virginia, florida. recent polls show president obama is extending his lead in those states. >>> if italian prosecutors get their way, six seismologists and one government official could get four years in prison for manslaughter over a bad prediction. they argue the scientists downplayed the likelihood that a series of tremors in 2009 with a foreshadowing of a larger quake. more than 300 people died when a 6.3 magnitude quake shook the area in april of 2009. >> the sound of a frightened year-old deer but this animal is being brought to safety. the deer fell ten feet down an open pipe in arizona. no way to get itself out. that's when sheriff's deputies figures out the only way was to lasso it around the neck. you can hear it crying but it's a happy ending. >> new york is going to have another tourist attraction rather. the world's biggest ferris wheel. this is going to cost $230 million. scared of he
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could be a make-or-break first debate for mitt romney. abc's david muir is just back from traveling with the romney campaign. he's here with us now, for an inside look at how both campaigns are preparing for the showdown. >> reporter: this is always fun and predictable. both sides are already trying to lower expectations. the obama campaign arguing in five of the last six debates, the challengers were perceived the winners. romney's had a lot of practice. as you'll see, the romney camp, painting the president as a master orator. through ohio and virginia, this morning, a shift to that crucial first debate. overnight, a senior adviser to the romney campaign, sending a memo to romney surrogates. setting expectations low. saying president obama is a uniquely gifted speaker. and is widely regarded as one of the most talented political communicators in recent history. the governor had the same with us. >> he's a brilliant orator. >> reporter: romney will practice again this weekend. the president will travel to nevada this weekend for three days of prep. senator john kerry will play mitt
end. and then -- but if romney wins it, you would see them all extended. is there one that would have a better outcome in your view? >> you know, i think there's a -- there's a tension between two different things here. on the one hand, there's a sense that in the very near term with a weak overall economic performance continuing that raising levels of taxes wherever in the distribution may have some negative effects on economic growth. and then there's a harder long-term question, frankly, which is how tax rates on capital gains, on dividends which feed through a somewhat complicated channel by encouraging various kinds of saving activity and ultimately lowering the cost of capital to businesses and encouraging investment, how that translates into long-term economic growth. that is frankly a difficult chain to try to measure in any precise way, and consequently it's harder to be able to trace through the quantitative impacts on growth to follow through on channels for that. >> to follow-up on that, which plan, do you think it's problematic for the economy at this point to have taxes
or break for mitt romney? the political dream team, brokaw, gregory, todd here to weigh in. >> thirst, remember the guinness world attempt for the most pullups in 24 hours. there has been a significant development overnight. we will talk to david coming up. >>> we want to begin with the deadly shooting at a business in minneapolis. kevin tibbles is there. good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, witnesses say the alleged 36-year-old gunman may have lost his job here at the accent sign company sometime yesterday morning. he then turned a quiet afternoon tragic, opening fire on fellow employees. by the time he was done, five people were dead, including the shooter who turned the gun on himself. police say a man opened fire inside a small sign company late thursday afternoon. a woman living near the business says one worker took shelter in her home for about 30 minutes. >> he came running up the side of the garage in the front, asked my husband if he could use a phone, said he was running from the shooter. he watched his boss get shot and his best friend and two other people. it is tr
issues wednesday night in denver. along with debate prep, president obama and challenger mitt romney are both in full-out campaign mode. abc's karen travers looks at the candidates, crisscrossing on the trail. >> reporter: good morning, john. good morning, sunny. we are going to be seeing a lot of this over the next 5 1/2 weeks. on wednesday it was ohio. yesterday it was virginia where both president obama and mitt romney were campaigning for votes. president obama stumped for votes in virginia beach. an area with a large military population. >> it's time for a new economic patriotism. an economic patriotism rooted in the belief that growing our economy begins with a strong and thriving middle-class. >> reporter: while mitt romney reached out to veterans in the critical northern virginia suburbs. >> we will make sure and restore our economy and put people back to work, get rising take home pay again. we are going to make sure we have a military that is second to none. i will do those things. >> reporter: right now the president has the edge in the key battleground states include vag
class. >> reporter: while mitt romney talked with veterans about looming cuts to the military in the northern part of the state. >> 136,000 jobs will be lost in virginia as a result of this move. >> reporter: the candidates will spend time this weekend preparing for next week's debate ahead of the faceoff in denver both campaigns seem to be trying to lower expectations. >> we are looking forward to the debates as you know, and there have been difficulties. you have to give the president some credit for the campaign they're running. >> reporter: romney's staff issued a talking points memo telling surrogates to point out how well president obama has done in past debates. >> as president i'm going to have to make some tough decisions. >> reporter: the obama campaign issued a statement pointing out the president hasn't debated since 2008. >> 10,000 bucks? >> reporter: while governor romney got some practice in during the primaries. obama campaign spokesman says the worst-case scenario is if the president falls off the stage. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> we told you ea
you. the race for the white house, governor mitt romney travels to pennsylvania and massachusetts today. president obama in washington and both candidates are focus owning fund-raising less than a week before the first debate. political director john dickerson is here, and, john, clear out from this first debate, a chance for tens of millions of americans to watch these two guys side by side, what's your sense of the calculation of the race right now? >> the race right now, the momentum is with the president, he's doing well in the national polls and also in these battleground states. the most interesting battleground state is ohio, where it looks like there have been a consistent number of polls that shows the president pulling away ahead of mitt romney outside of the margin of error. things going well for the president. expectations couldn't be higher for mitt romney in debates. >> three new polls show obama with the lead in battleground states. >> in new hampshire and north carolina, and in nevada. what's interesting about nevada is that the president is going to be there for t
agrieve this message. >> there is a analysts saying ads almost negative defined romney as antimiddle class and antiauto bailout. number of ads was overwhelming. there is a dealing -- feel sthag they didn't have to could do that and they're going to wait until the convention and afterwards. >> this scientists say the campaign was helped out by missteps. >> there are comments about the middle east. >> the campaign was trying to paint and there is another big advantage and there are swing states sat rated with candidates and there are stations required to give a discounted rate in last 60 days but this applies only to candidates. political parties and outside groups like super packs are not entitled. washington post reports if ohio there is a 30 second slot costing super packs $900 and there is much money romney raised has been from high dollar donors. >> there are people have to spend three, four five time as much then you've got only one third or a quarter or a fifth of number of ads you can run. >> there is a problem for the campaign. so there is a kraix there were other factors at play. t
battleground states include vag va where he is ahead by 4 points. romney told abc's david muir, he is not deterred by the numbers. >> well i am very pleased with some polls. less so with other polls. frankly at this early stage. polls go up. polls go down. >> reporter: it is not really early. in fact, voting is already under way. voters in iowa started heading to the polls. next tuesday voters in ohio can do the same. that's why the president's latest ad where he is speaking directly to the camera for two minutes looks like a closing argument. >> there will be debates. speeches, and more ads. but if i could sit down with you in your living room, or around the kitchen table, here's what i would say. >> reporter: for many americans now is the time when they lock down their vote. with presidential debates beginning next week, the candidates are really running out of time to keep making their case. john, sunny, back to you. >> karen, thank you. to a developing story out of men an his. we are getting new information on a deadly work place shooting. the gunman opened fire at a company th
day. >> thanks, john. norah. >>> thank you. governor mitt romney travels to massachusetts and pennsylvania. president obama will be in washington. they're focusing on fundraising. cbs news political director john dickerson is here. john, we're out from this first debate which is a chance for tens of millions of americans to watch these two guys side by side. what's your sense of the calculation of the race right now? >> well, the race right now, the momentum is with the president. he's doing well in the national polls and also in these battleground states. the most interesting battleground state is ohio where it looks like there have been a consistent number of polls that have shown the president pulling away. he's ahead of mitt romney outside the margin of error so things are going well for the president. the expectations couldn't be any higher for mitt romney on these debates. >> three new polls out this morning that, again, also show obama with the lead in battleground states. >> right. in new hampshire, north carolina, and in nevada. what's interesting about nevada is
romney's budget plan will hurt the middle class. raising taxes on the average family by up to $2000 dollars. while giving a tax break of $250,000 dollars to multi-millionaires. doesn't mitt romney understand, we can't rebuild america...by tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> top stories tonight, women in germantown and gaithersburg in montgomery county are warned to take extra precautions. police say a man has been breaking into women's apartments and sexually assaulting them. officials are linking the suspect to other attacks starting more than two years ago. >>> two more high-ranking positions are open in prince george's county schools. the school board fired the district cfo and chief legal counsel for giving severance pay without board approval. tracee wilkins takes a look at the long list of vacancies in that district office. that's coming up at 6:00 tonight. >>> rob sobhani claims his opponents are trying to exclude him from upcoming debates. but today the campaign of democratic senator ben cardin said he
president obama and mitt romney are making their case with 39 days to go. >> i can't believe it's 39 days my goodness. >> i know. it's getting close. >>> and then airport insecurity. abc's brian ross on the trail of tsa agents accused of pocketing the passenger belongings they're supposed to be protecting. >> that is a great story. you're going to want to see that. >> it infuriates me. >> it is unbelievable. yeah, going to push your buttons. >>> when a six-pack just won't cut it. you haven't seen ripped until you've seen these bodies. paula drew this assignment, a tough one before her day off. >> a good assignment. >> then you have to sweat. i don't know about that one. she can have that one. >>> first, thursday night football had a whole different look than monday night's game. >> these's because the regular referees are back in action in baltimore for the first game of nfl's week four. while the rowdy fans usually like to boo the refs, at this game it was nothing but cheers. we get more from abc's paul bevan. >> reporter: john, sunny so for the fs, orefs players, fomeri d
of poverty and strengthening the middle-class. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪ >>> welcome back. 6:22. your weather first. showers across the bay pulling away. we'll get into a decent portion of the day before some rain may return later. here's a look outside quickly on the michael & son weather camera. breaks in the cloud cover looking east. mid 70s by noon with a chance for some showers and storms late. highs around 80. >>> this could be the weekend. the nationals win their first division title since they move to washington. >> the nats open a series tonight with the card naturals in st. lou -- cardinals in st. louis. >> nats and phillies played a rubber match last night. check this out. a two-one bomb that went 450 feet. still going. put the nats up 6-3. gio gonzalez had a rough start but calmed down. he picked up his 21st win. that's a franchise record. nats beat the phillies 6-3. >>> so the nationals magic number to win the nl east is down to 3. a nationals win or braves loss knocks that number down
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